3G Toggle App?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by cchandy, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. cchandy

    cchandy New Member

    Jul 22, 2008
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    I dont know if this would even be possible, but I would love it if I could have an app (or basically just a home screen button) that could toggle my 3G setting on/off.

    Expanding on the same idea, if there could be a location services toggle that would be great too!

    Does anyone know if this is possible for developers to do?
     
  2. razorianfly

    razorianfly Well-Known Member

    Speaking as a registered iPhone developer, Apple's iPhone SDK prohibits such behavior, unfortunately.

    R-Fly
     
  3. jeremydb

    jeremydb New Member

    Jul 29, 2008
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    I'd buy that for a dollar.

    I would pay for this app without hesitation if it were available. It takes five clicks to turn on and off the 3G connection. Settings/General/Network/3G toggle/Home button. With this app it would take just one click to turn it both on and off. In places with spotty 3G coverage, which is most places at the moment, this app would be a call saver.
     
  4. Mullet

    Mullet Member

    Jul 14, 2008
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    That's funny... I was thinking about a simple app that would do this today. Well at this point I think it's up to Apple to come up with a better solution than 5 clicks. It's a little annoying to have to navigate to the 3G switch every time I realize the signal sucks. Perhaps this wouldn't be necessary if Apple's iPhone OS did a better job of switching over to EDGE when the 3G network doesn't have a decent signal.

    ~Mullet
     
  5. rustyjaw

    rustyjaw Well-Known Member

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    Really, all Apple needs to do is implement a version of the OS X "Location" feature to switch network settings and allow users to create presets. They must realize the demand for this, I can only assume it's on the "to do" list - hopefully right under Copy/Paste.
     
  6. jeremydb

    jeremydb New Member

    Jul 29, 2008
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    3G double tap

    What about being able to double tap the 3G or E symbol next to the carrier text and then to be presented with a 3G toggle?
     
  7. KyPosey

    KyPosey New Member

    Aug 27, 2008
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    seems like that would be a really good idea.
     
  8. VeganTnT

    VeganTnT Moderator
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    the only reason this wouldn't be possible is if Apple won't allow it.

    Apps like BTswitch have been out for quite some time, tapping the icon turn bluetooth on and off. There is also one for edge (VERY useful to avoid data charges overseas) and 3g (great for saving battery life)
     
  9. planetMitchdotCom

    planetMitchdotCom New Member

    Jul 17, 2008
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    That is a great idea. I would love to have a 'battery saving' location setting that would set up my iPhone the way i wanted. Perfect!

    Maybe we need to tell apple about this?
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    i just filled out mine :)
     
  10. ldkaplan

    ldkaplan Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2008
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    It would go a long way toward improving the image of poor battery life.
     
  11. Menneisyys

    Menneisyys Well-Known Member

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    JB the phone and install SBSettings from Cydia.
     
  12. mrsteveman1

    mrsteveman1 Well-Known Member

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    Apps like wi-finder can search for and connect to wireless networks from within the app itself, so i can't see any reason why apple would want to prohibit control over the 3G connection from within an app.
     
  13. {klondike}

    {klondike} Well-Known Member

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    Rapture. It sucks.
    If you guys jailbroke you would have access to all this and more.
     
  14. oticon6

    oticon6 Member

    Aug 6, 2008
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    What Apple needs to do is create a universal double-tap menu... instead of just iTunes buttons, have:
    - iTunes control
    - Wireless on/off and network selection
    - 3G on/off
    - Bluetooth on/off and list of devices
    - The battery life remaining (in TIME) based on the rate of usage in the last hour
     

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